Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Career Center supports students and alumni as they transform their passions, education, and skills into purposeful career paths by teaching lifelong career development strategies and by connecting our diverse students, alumni, and employers. Our goal is for all graduates to leave Washington University in St. Louis with fundamental career management skills.
The Career Consultants help to ensure the success of every WashU student by providing excellent and attentive career coaching/advising, using a number of approaches including 1:1 appointments, developing and delivering workshops, and planning other related programs. Career Consultants draw from their industry work experience, knowledge and expertise to assist students and alumni in their own career exploration and planning.
A Career Consultant will provide both individual and group career advising to undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni supporting them through all stages of the career development process. The successful candidate will coach and advise students who are interested in their specific professional area(s) of expertise as well as provide general advising to those exploring and considering other industries/fields.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide guidance on career exploration, job, transitional program and internship searches, networking, interviewing, resume, cover letter and portfolio development, salary negotiations, workplace etiquette and the graduate school application process.
Document advising notes.
Follow-up with students.
Work on special projects (serve on a committee, develop workshop curriculum, etc.).
Develop and maintain relationships with campus partners and faculty, as needed.
Other tasks, as assigned.
This position is part-time and works approximately 10-15 hours per week during the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during the academic year (August through May). Actual hours and days are scheduled based on the needs of our students and the availability of each of our Career Consultants. Attendance at monthly team meetings as well as orientation/training is required.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Career Center, located in the Danforth University Center on the Danforth Campus.
Bachelor's degree in related area with at least five years of related professional experience
Experience working at an advertising or PR agency, in brand management or an in-house marketing role, or coordinating marketing, communications and social media strategy for an organization.
Master’s degree in related area.
Advanced interpersonal communication skills.
Independent learning capabilities.
Agility and adaptability.
The hiring range for this position is typically $24.66 - $32.06 per hour and is largely determined by a candidate's experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
This position is not eligible to receive benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please include a cover letter in addition to a resume.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.